Really...nothing says crazy like starting a major renovation project at Christmas, right? Did I mention that my wonderful friends from England are coming in less than 2 weeks with their 3 teenagers?? Uh-huh.
The low-down is this....we had a house all picked out and were waiting for the sale of our land to close (next week). A house that was perfect, within our price range and didn't even need a drop of paint or anything. One night, just a little over 2 weeks ago, at 7:15p.m.,Sam is sitting in front of the computer and I hear these words..."Danni, I think you should come take a look at this." Okay...I felt like the girl in the scary movie who hears the noise downstairs and knows she shouldn't look, but goes anyway. I walked slowly, but yes...I went. This is what I saw. I did not love it.
|(More ugly pictures at the end of this post.)|
We looked at it at 8a.m., made an offer of $68,000 at 10a.m., it was accepted at noon. We had an inspection on Monday and based on the inspection, and a 2 week close, we scored this lovely beast for $64,000. We closed Wednesday. Yep...2 weeks start to finish and this is where I'll be living in February. I have a lot to do in a very short time.
I will not be posting on my blog regulary for a little while. Unlike my friend Suzan at Simply Vintageous.....by Suzan, who is awesome, and who can live AND blog in the middle of renovating her house, no... that will not be me.
I will not be reading and commenting on blogs, because I have just a little over 2 months to have this house move-in ready and I will need almost every minute of it. I will miss you. I will miss reading your blogs terribly. (It's my favorite morning thing to do!) I will most likely not have time to even reply to comments, which I will also miss terribly. If I have time at all to be on the computer, I will be scouring pinterest and DIY sites for all of the cost-cutting ideas I can find. (Like right now pinterest has made me feel like I can build my own range vent hood as well as add a master bath!) I will be gutting one bathroom and adding 2. I will prime and paint every room and ceiling and put in all new flooring. I will gut this kitchen and use those ugly black 1 year old appliances in a fabulous way. And something I'm actually very excited about...I will try a new style in the family room, something I've always adored, but feared...Danish Modern.
I do have one or two Christmas craft projects that I will post next week, and then I will be AWOL most of the time. I will leave you with these pictures of my new "Money Pit".
My life is about to be insane and I will miss you all, but...I'll be back from time to time with updates.
Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!